Georgia Trend - August 2009

Cash Crop

After several years of on and off drought conditions, Georgia farm-ers saw 2009 unfold with seemingly unending rains that kept them out of the fields during the critical spring planting season. The warm, wet weather that followed created ideal conditions…

A New Mission

A few years ago if you asked Brunswick residents about the local college you’d likely get blank stares. They might have a vague idea there was a community college (or was it a trade school?) on Altama Avenue, but few…

Social Register

How now, Howell Mill? Atlanta’s once pocked and remote industrial thoroughfare seemed an edgy choice for elegant Bacchanalia when it moved there from its safe and serene Buckhead manse a decade ago. Today Howell Mill, invaded by artsy urban homesteaders,…

Back To The Hardwoods

I talked with Coach Bobby Cremins two days after his College of Charles-ton Cougars were upset by Chattanooga in the finals of the Southern Conference basketball tournament. “We did not play well,” he says, “but mainly we were simply too…

Greenroom: August 2009

Georgia Trend’s first GreenRoom Summit, covered in the July issue, produced some revelations, especially information from the energy companies that residents, not big companies, use the most power and water. That means the onus is on residential developers and citizens…

Speaking Up For Business

Despite standing front and center as senior vice president of communications for the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce (MACOC), Esther Campi, 36, claims she’s actually an introvert. “People who know me laugh when I say that,” she says. “I guess…

Political RoundUp: August 2009

Road warrior: Rep. Jay Roberts (R-Ocilla) was the House Republican leadership’s choice to replace Vance Smith as head of the powerful House Transportation Committee. Smith, who was elected DOT commissioner, resigned from his House seat. The Transportation Committee chairmanship, already…